Battle of Philiphaugh Film

The youthful Bannerfield Buskers ( the younger wing of Riddell Fiddles) have made a shadow puppet film using ‘Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Ballad of Philiphaugh for inspiration. During lockdown these ever resourceful youngsters, led by Lara Greene from Transform Arts CIC, made shadow puppets, composed music and narrated a film. This was premiered at Abbotsford House on Sir Walter Scott’s 250th birthday on the 15th August.The group are delighted to bring their creation to Selkirk where Sir Walter Scott dispensed justice for so many years.

The Battle of Philiphaugh was fought on the 13th of September 1645 at the very spot where many of the young musicians live and go to school. It was such an important battle in the history of Scotland.

Come and see it to find out more!

Viewings are at the County Hotel, Selkirk from 10.00 to 10.30 am . 1 – 1.30 pm and 3.45 – 4 pm.

With support from the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo / Creative Scotland fund and an original composition by 11 year old Phillip Balsam as well as an expert narration by Gregor Borthwick.